26 Notable Advantages of Affiliate Marketing

I love affiliate marketing for many reasons. But the biggest reason is that the average Joe or Jane can learn how to generate residual income online for free. There are many advantages to making money from home as an affiliate marketer. I wanted to share with you my reason here and I ended up with a list of 26 notable advantages. Now that is a lot!

26 Notable Advantages of Affiliate Marketing

  • Zero Investment: Affiliate Marketing is one of the easiest businesses to start because you don’t need an investment to get started.
  • Make Your Own Hours: As an affiliate marketer, you work when you want to work. If you are still working a full time job, then you can easily work your business around your job.
  • image courtesy of www.freedigitalphotos.netWork From Home: You get to make your own hours and decide when you would like to work. It is totally up to you.
  • Do what you love: As an Affiliate Marketer, you get to decide what sort of products or niche you want to market. So you can choose something that you love as your niche!
  • No Experience Needed: You don’t need to know how to create websites, or even how to do SEO or how to market. These are all things that can be learned. Anyone who has a desire to be successful can learn affiliate marketing. There is lots of free training out there, including the training on this blog.
  • No Boss! Owning your own business means not having someone breathing down your throat and following up with you. You get to move at your own pace.
  • You are the Boss: Not only do you not have a boss, but you get to be the boss. You are the one in charge. Your success is up to you.
  • No Products to Ship: Unlike many other business models, with affiliate marketing, you don’t need to ship products out for customers. As an affiliate, the companies you work with, do the shipping.  They also take care of your customers.
  • Make money while you sleep: This is one of my favorites. It is so much fun waking up in the morning and seeing that I made sales while I was sleeping.
  • Make Friends All Around The World: With affiliate marketing your business is global and not only can you sell to people world wide, but you can make new friends through social media.
  • Multiple Streams Of Income: With Affiliate Marketing, you can promote as many products as you wish. This will create residual income which is pretty nice.
  • Zero Risk: Because of the zero investment, there really is little risk of losing money as an affiliate marketer.
  • Unlimited Income Potential: With affiliate marketing, you can make as much money as you want.
  • Work From Anywhere: If you have a laptop, you can take your business with you on vacation or where ever you want.
  • Get Paid What You’re Worth: With Affiliate Marketing you can earn as much money as you want.
  • Spend More Time With Your Family: As a home based business owner, you can work when you want to work. So you can free up your time so you are available to spend more time with your loved ones.
  • Take a Vacation When Ever You Want: You will be able to take as much time off as you want when you own your own business.
  • Your Hard Work Gets Appreciated: The thing I love about internet marketing is that your hard work gets rewarded with sales. I love seeing results from my hard work.
  • Earn Residual Income: You only need to do the work once and you can get paid again and again.
  • Get a Tax Break: When you are self employed you get a lot of tax breaks and deductions. This is a huge savings.
  • Gain more skills: As you build more websites and add more posts, you will begin to gain knowledge. You will be an expert quicker than you realize.
  • Retire early: A Successful Affiliate Marketing business can have you earning enough to retire way earlier than you ever thought.
  • image courtesy of www.freedigitalphotos.netYour Success Is Up To You: The bottom line is, your success is up to you! Either you want it or you don’t
  • You Get To Help Others: When you do niche marketing as an affiliate, you are giving people a solution to a problem. If you like helping people, then affiliate marketing is for you.
  • It is fun!

So there you have it. I have just given you 26 notable advantages of affiliate marketing. If you are thinking that affiliate marketing may be a good fit for you then I suggest you read my review of Wealthy Affiliate.

Wealthy Affiliate is  the perfect place for a total newbie to gain the skills they need to start earning money from home.

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19 Comments


  1. // Reply

    Hello Wendy,

    Nice article however it could do with a bit of Grammarly intervention.

    Gee a DOUBLE CAPTCHA, what will they think of next? 🙁

    Having said, I enjoyed reading it.

    Regards, Miguel


  2. // Reply

    I think my favorite notable advantage of affiliate marketing here, is waking up to learn that someone has taken action on one of your campaigns while you slept. It never gets old!


    1. // Reply

      I know! That is the best feeling, earning money while you sleep. 🙂


  3. // Reply

    Love your information. This is the best thing I have ever done and am enjoying it a lot. WA is a great company and has given me everything I needed to be successful. Very Happy. Robin.


    1. // Reply

      Hi Robin! I’m so glad you are having success with Wealthy Affiliate. There are lots of success stories from those who take advantage of the training at Wealthy Affiliate.


  4. // Reply

    Hi Wendy I really like the post and think you done a great job of the list. I dont think you left anything out. Affiliate marketing is my favourite form of marketing I really enjoy it! Thanks again for the post!


    1. // Reply

      It is my favorite too. Thanks for your comment, Elliot!


  5. // Reply

    This article is very well written and takes some of the mystery to doing affiliate marketing work. I especially like the definitions and your links to other resources.


  6. // Reply

    Love the 26 points. It makes me all the more determined to make this all work. Some great points I never thought of. Thanks


    1. // Reply

      I’m glad you enjoyed it John.


  7. // Reply

    Ah!! I love this article. It says everything that I love about affiliate marketing. I especially love that magical word “residual income”. 🙂


    1. // Reply

      Yes I love residual income almost as much as multiple streams of income. 🙂


  8. // Reply

    wow! phenomenal content. I love it. Keep up the good work and I would appreciate it if you left a comment on my website nakedmobilephones.com


    1. // Reply

      Thanks Roy! I’ll be happy to visit your site. 🙂


  9. // Reply

    These are some excellent points to make and I would have to say I really enjoy the fact that I can make my own hours while I get to spend my days at home with my son.

    I it is a great life to live if you are willing to put in the time and effort it takes to achieve affiliate greatness.

    As always it has been a pleasure to read your latest affiliate marketing info.
    Until next time,
    JASON


    1. // Reply

      That is such a blessing, being able to be home with you son! Not many people can enjoy such a luxury. We are really blessed as affiliate marketers.


  10. // Reply

    I could only come up with 5 advantages on my own and wow, you dish out 26 of them!!! You obviously have been doing this for some time (with some amount of success) to come up with this fantastic list. My favorite about affiliate marketing would be to work WHENEVER I want and WHEREVER I want. Can’t wait till that sweet time freedom arrives.


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      I agree! For example next weekend I’m heading out to by boyfriends cottage that is on a secluded island. I can bring my business with me and work from there if I want. But I’m not. I’m taking the weekend off. It is so nice to do what I want. 🙂

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